Obituary for Oren Lester Englehart of Seven Lakes

Oren Lester Englehart, 81, of Seven Lakes, NC passed on Monday, February 27, 2023 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held 3PM Saturday, March 25th 2023 at Christ Community Church in Pinehurst with Pastor Rich Culp officiating.

Mr. Englehart was born March 17, 1941 in Marion, Indiana to the late, William and Sarah (Wine) Englehart.

Known as Les, he was an Aerographer’s Mate First Class (Meteorologist) in the US Navy for 22 years.  He was in Kodiak, Alaska, Operation Deep Freeze in the Antarctic, Vietnam on board the USS Hancock, where he briefed pilots on weather conditions before leaving on mission.  He retired with the US Fleet Weather Central, Guam, MI.

Upon retiring, he began in weather broadcasting in Guam on television and radio.  He was also the radio station manager in the NYC area for the largest station in a Christian network. 

Les loved his Lord, his family, golfing, traveling and the outdoors.  He loved mission trips and serving at Christ Community Church in Pinehurst in various capacities. 

Mr. Englehart is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy Jo. (Groszmann) Englehart; three sons, Michael Englehart of Washington State, Anthony Englehart of Oregon, and Bryan Englehart of Pennsylvania; a daughter, Stacy Racine of California; a step-son, Matthew Marmet and wife Jen of Georgia; a step-daughter, Sara Burt of Georgia; eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers or memorial donations can be made in memory of Oren Englehart to FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care at 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374  

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.

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